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Victim killed in Akron mass shooting identified as 27-year-old Lateris Cook

The investigation into the Akron mass shooting continues with no arrests yet.



Akron police continue their investigation into the mass shooting that left 25 people injured early Sunday morning near Kelly and 8th Avenues.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 27-year-old man killed in the incident as Lateris Cook of Akron.

Lateris Cook

Akron Mayor Shammas Malik and Police Chief Brian Harding provided an update at a press conference on Sunday evening.

In addition to the one fatality, 24 other individuals between the ages of 19 and 35 were injured by gunfire.

Two of those injured are reported to be in critical condition.

The investigation into the Akron mass shooting continues with no arrests yet.

Authorities are offering a $22,500 reward for information leading to a suspect.

At the scene, police recovered shell casings from multiple firearms, including a rifle, indicating the involvement of more than one weapon.

Original Report:

Just after midnight Sunday, June 2, the Akron Police Department 911 center received several calls regarding shots being fired in the area of Kelly Ave. and 8th Ave. with multiple victims being reported as struck.

Officers were immediately dispatched and responded to the area.

Shortly after those calls came in, the dispatch center received notifications from local hospitals that multiple persons were arriving in the emergency departments with gunshot wounds.

In total, there are 25 gunshot victims, including one confirmed fatality.

The investigation is in its preliminary stages and more information will be provided as it becomes available.